Behind BIOMODD [LBA 2 ]: Notes from a cross-cultural new media art collaboration (2010) RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM SCHOOL OF INTE...
<ul><li>Cast of Characters (5 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Angelo, Diego, Lai, Vanessa, The Team, The Philippines </li></ul>...
CAST OF CHARACTERS
CORE MEMBERS: 2 – 12 TEAM MEMBERS 38+ MAILING LIST ONLY 70+ The team
Vanessa Liwanag Traditional Arts Liaison {NGO+, art+, new media art-, euro-american artists-} Diego Maranan Project Co-Lea...
Al-Francis &quot;King&quot; Librero Biomodd [LBA2] Continuator
BIOMODD Version 1: Athens, Ohio (2007-2008)
Biomodd [ATH 1 ]: Themes
Biomodd [ATH 1 ]: Themes
Biomodd [ATH 1 ]: Process
 
Biomodd [ATH 1 ], 2007-2008 BIOMODD [ATH 1 ]: Details
BIOMODD [ATH 1 ]: Details
BIOMODD [ATH 1 ]: Details HYBRID ART NOMINEE
BIOMODD [LBA 2 ]: Introduction
How it started The Open University Pitching the idea Faculty mulling over Our new laboratory. Thanks, Open U!
Laguna: Los Banos and Paete
How we assembled a team Radio interview Talks Schmoozing and partying
Our website Our mailing list How we assembled a team Book your seat in the Manila-Los Banos shuttle now! Please?
How we assembled a team
<ul><li>2 </li></ul>How we funded ourselves Major art grant applications Major rejections
How we funded ourselves Cash is hard to come by. Don't expect it. Biomodd [LBA 2 ], 2009
Creative liquidation of in-kind donations Flirting with corporations
NIDO™ Fortified Milk is a product of Nestlé © Flirtation with corporate sponsorship. It failed, and I'm glad it did.
Biomodd [LBA 2 ], 2009
 
BIOMODD [LBA2]: STORIES
In the new culture you're working in, what is already automated? How does this impact workflow/budgeting/logistics?  (Unav...
What is local, what is imported/appropriated, and why those choices?  (Why not use local algae?) Ubiquity  Reuse &quot;Inf...
We need Pentium IVs. What counts as disposable in another culture?  (Pentium IVs are not secondhand.) What are the minimum...
Hybridity in the Philippines (and other colonized cultures): Appropriating, mocking, enriching colonizers' cultures and te...
Is everyone using words in the same way?  What are the higher-level themes so that concepts can be ported across contexts?...
Should all ideas/symbols/beliefs be remixable? What about sacred symbols? What about symbols that are sacred not to you, b...
What aspects of the project  should  be  bottom-up? What  can  be top-down? What is the &quot;basis of unity&quot;? What's...
Systems I won't talk about
Now what, so what?
Follow-up  studies.
Now what, so what? Thank you for more info: WWW.BIOMODD.NET
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  1. 1. Behind BIOMODD [LBA 2 ]: Notes from a cross-cultural new media art collaboration (2010) RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM SCHOOL OF INTERACTIVE ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY 24 MARCH 2010 DIEGO MARANAN [email_address] With slides from Angelo Vermeulen This presentation is available online at http://is.gd/aX5ai
  2. 2. <ul><li>Cast of Characters (5 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Angelo, Diego, Lai, Vanessa, The Team, The Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>BIOMODD Version 1: Ohio (5 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Themes; the process; the outcome </li></ul><ul><li>BIOMODD [LBA 2 ]: Intro (10 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>How we met; how we assembled a team; how we tried to get funding; what we built </li></ul><ul><li>BIOMODD [LBA 2 ]: Stories (16 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>The stories behind some components/subsystems </li></ul><ul><li>Now what, so what? (4 minutes) </li></ul>This presentation is available online at http://is.gd/aX5ai
  3. 3. CAST OF CHARACTERS
  4. 4. CORE MEMBERS: 2 – 12 TEAM MEMBERS 38+ MAILING LIST ONLY 70+ The team
  5. 5. Vanessa Liwanag Traditional Arts Liaison {NGO+, art+, new media art-, euro-american artists-} Diego Maranan Project Co-Lead, Producer {north/south east/west relations+, facilitation+, production-, visual art-} Angelo Vermeulen Project Co-Lead, Artistic Director {new media art++, facilitation-, developing south-} Lai del Rosario Project Manager, Fundraiser/Agent {social events+, putting together exhibits+, new media artists-, new media funding-} Biomodd [LBA 2 ]: A sampling of the team
  6. 6. Al-Francis &quot;King&quot; Librero Biomodd [LBA2] Continuator
  7. 7. BIOMODD Version 1: Athens, Ohio (2007-2008)
  8. 8. Biomodd [ATH 1 ]: Themes
  9. 9. Biomodd [ATH 1 ]: Themes
  10. 10. Biomodd [ATH 1 ]: Process
  11. 12. Biomodd [ATH 1 ], 2007-2008 BIOMODD [ATH 1 ]: Details
  12. 13. BIOMODD [ATH 1 ]: Details
  13. 14. BIOMODD [ATH 1 ]: Details HYBRID ART NOMINEE
  14. 15. BIOMODD [LBA 2 ]: Introduction
  15. 16. How it started The Open University Pitching the idea Faculty mulling over Our new laboratory. Thanks, Open U!
  16. 17. Laguna: Los Banos and Paete
  17. 18. How we assembled a team Radio interview Talks Schmoozing and partying
  18. 19. Our website Our mailing list How we assembled a team Book your seat in the Manila-Los Banos shuttle now! Please?
  19. 20. How we assembled a team
  20. 21. <ul><li>2 </li></ul>How we funded ourselves Major art grant applications Major rejections
  21. 22. How we funded ourselves Cash is hard to come by. Don't expect it. Biomodd [LBA 2 ], 2009
  22. 23. Creative liquidation of in-kind donations Flirting with corporations
  23. 24. NIDO™ Fortified Milk is a product of Nestlé © Flirtation with corporate sponsorship. It failed, and I'm glad it did.
  24. 25. Biomodd [LBA 2 ], 2009
  25. 27. BIOMODD [LBA2]: STORIES
  26. 28. In the new culture you're working in, what is already automated? How does this impact workflow/budgeting/logistics? (Unavailability of automated systems = increased reliance on human labour.) The wooden case
  27. 29. What is local, what is imported/appropriated, and why those choices? (Why not use local algae?) Ubiquity Reuse &quot;Infect&quot; the algae strain Universal mix The algae RMX 2 (2004) Belgium Biomodd [ATH 1 ] (2007-2008) USA
  28. 30. We need Pentium IVs. What counts as disposable in another culture? (Pentium IVs are not secondhand.) What are the minimum requirements for the process? For the product? What are your collaborators' assumptions? (Try to uncover as many of them. Be persistent!) Uh-oh. The networked computer system (1/3)
  29. 31. Hybridity in the Philippines (and other colonized cultures): Appropriating, mocking, enriching colonizers' cultures and technologies The networked computer system (2/3)
  30. 32. Is everyone using words in the same way? What are the higher-level themes so that concepts can be ported across contexts? (Greenhouses are not usually practical in tropical climates.) How can digital technology be fused with biological systems? fusion = symbiosis What can we do with excess heat? Vermeulen (2009) Corrupted C#n#m# FLUXspace, Philadelphia In NGO-speak, community refers to indigent groups. The networked computer system (3/3) `
  31. 33. Should all ideas/symbols/beliefs be remixable? What about sacred symbols? What about symbols that are sacred not to you, but to someone else? Do you need permission to remix? From whom? Mount Makiling Mariang Makiling Mount Banahaw (in another province) Putting Banahaw as a character would be like placing a Marvel character into a DC comic. If this were all a parody, why not? But it's not. Is remixing parody? The game
  32. 34. What aspects of the project should be bottom-up? What can be top-down? What is the &quot;basis of unity&quot;? What's the conflict resolution strategy? Is there a clear structure of power? What if the tradition needs changing? (But who am I to know and to say?) A hybrid sci-fi/traditional Filipino carving would be cool! Is what we're doing respectful of tradition? We made a different design. We took ownership! That's a good thing, right? But… but… Uh-oh. Mediation time. The wood carvings
  33. 35. Systems I won't talk about
  34. 36. Now what, so what?
  35. 37. Follow-up studies.
  36. 38. Now what, so what? Thank you for more info: WWW.BIOMODD.NET

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